Plimmer, B., Apperley, M., & Masoodian, M. (2002). FreeForm: An informal environment for interface prototyping. In CHINZ ’02 Proceedings of the SIGCHI-NZ Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction, 11-12 July, Hamilton, New Zealand (pp. 11–12). New York, NY, USA: ACM. http://doi.org/10.1145/2181216.2181218
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Best practice in interface design suggests that hand-drawn sketches are preferable at the early stages of the design process. This paper describes the FreeForm software which supports informal sketched interface design by acting as a Visual Basic Add-In. The Software utilises a digital whiteboard and pen input to support sketching and “running” of an informal prototype.
This article has been published in Symposium Proceedings of SIGCHI-NZ Symposium on Computer Human Interaction.